Reagion: Heathcote, VIC
Dolcetto is a variety that often falls in the shadows of some of the other big-time Italian varieties. But it finds a good home here in the hands of young gun winemaker Alex Byrne.
The fruit comes from a vineyard in the Swan Hill region in Victoria, a region that's been a happy home to many Italian varieties for many years. This vintage turned out to be ideal for Dolcetto.
It was made with tumblers and lazy weekend days in mind. A little chill from the Esky.
This has 'picnic red' written all over it.